Former Player Tracking: All Stars? Anyone? Beuller?

Nordy is at the All-Star game. Only raising the cost to get him signed.

Total number of All-Star players from the Wild's current roster: 2
Total number of All-Star players on the list below: 0

It is little surprise that the guys on the list belwo did not make the All-Star game. There is really only two guys, Brent Burns and Martin Havlat, that likely had any chance at all. Playing for the Wild, they were big fish in a little pond. Now, they are medium fish in a big pond with some massive fish surrounding them. Hard to get noticed.

Unless, you hurt yourself jumping the boards. Maybe they should add "Board jumping" to the skills competition. I've watched six year olds jump the boards. it's really not that hard.

There remain guys that are, no doubt, missed by the team and the fans. With this project being over half a season old, it is clear not many of them were the difference makers some felt they were. Hard to argue when you look at the list.

Brent Burns


Brent Burns

#88 / Defenseman / San Jose Sharks

6-5

219

Mar 09, 1985



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Brent Burns 46 7 10 17 10 16 4 0 1 129

Seventeen points isn't bad, certainly. He's going to need a run to bust through that 40 point mark that makes d-men oh so valuable. Those 129 SOG look mighty nice about now, though. In his last game, Burns was hit knee on knee, but seems to be recovering nicely. Word is, he should be back after the break.

Martin Havlat


Martin Havlat

#9 / San Jose Sharks

6-2

217

Apr 19, 1981



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Martin Havlat 26 2 13 15 8 16 1 0 0 62

Seriously. Who hurts themselves jumping the boards?

Cam Barker


Cam Barker

#13 / Defenseman / Edmonton Oilers

6-3

215

Apr 04, 1986



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Cam Barker 12 1 0 1 3 14 1 0 0 21

Word on the street says Barker is back on the ice and skating. Steve Tambellini was just given and extension. First order of duty? #SignBarker

Antti Miettinen


Antti Miettinen

#20 / Right Wing / Winnipeg Jets

6-0

190

Jul 03, 1980



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Antti Miettinen 17 0 3 3 -7 0 0 0 0 21

Mittens stopped the bleeding on his +/-, but the points certainly haven't followed. Twenty one shots on goal in 17 games is nothing to write home about, either. Of course, knowing him, his Corsi is probably like +50. (He misses the net a lot.)

Andrew Brunette


Andrew Brunette

#15 / Left Wing / Chicago Blackhawks

6-1

215

Aug 24, 1973


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Andrew Brunette 50 9 10 19 -10 4 4 0 0 54

Nineteen points is pretty good for a third liner. That -10 is a bit ugly, but when you are put in a checking role, it happens. You're still welcome back here, anytime, Bruno.

Chuck Kobasew


Chuck Kobasew

#17 / Right Wing / Colorado Avalanche

6-0

192

Apr 17, 1982



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Chuck Kobasew 41 7 4 11 -10 22 0 1 2 48

HEY! HE SCORED AGAINST THE WILD! That gives him such sweet, sweet revenge, right? Oh. Wait. He lost. And, he's still really boring.

James Sheppard

Hopefully someday, Sheppard is back.

Eric Nystrom


Eric Nystrom

#24 / Left Wing / Dallas Stars

6-1

193

Feb 14, 1983



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Eric Nystrom 43 14 3 17 -3 16 0 0 1 72

He, too scored a goal against the Wild. Only his must have felt really good, and he had a great celly to go with it. We may call him "Gladiator" from now on.

Jose Theodore


Jose Theodore

#60 / Goalie / Florida Panthers

5-11

185

Sep 13, 1976



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Jose Theodore 31 1753 14 9 73 2.50 871 798 .916 2

On again, off again for Theodore. A couple injuries have limited his action, but not altogether that much. The Panthers are still in the playoff race, and still turning heads. Good on ya, guys.

John Madden


John Madden

#10 / Center / Florida Panthers

5-11

190

May 04, 1973



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - John Madden 7 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3

Seven games in, no points. Very Madden-esque. In other words, he's not a scorer. He's a shutdown guy. Being just a -1, it suggests he is still rather good at it.

Colton Gillies


Colton Gillies

#18 / Left Wing / Columbus Blue Jackets

6-4

189

Feb 12, 1989



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Colton Gillies 42 0 3 3 -7 14 0 0 0 27

OMG!!!!11 He got an assist! Worst. Waiver. Ever. Yeah, or not. Good to see he still has a job. Still has a ton of work to do efore anyone is overly upset he is gone.

What it All Means

Other than pure fandom, the numbers suggest the Wild aren't missing much. Burns remains the one guy on the list that the team could really use, but the return is still to resolve itself, so no sense getting too upset about it. Many of the guys are hurt, which is unsurprising, and the Wild don't exactly need more man games missed. Good to see the guys still have jobs and all, but they aren't the missing link.

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